Size dependence of mechanical properties of gold at the micron scale in the absence of strain gradients

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Classical laws of mechanics hold that mechanical properties are independent of sample size; however, results of experiments and molecular dynamics simulations indicate that crystals exhibit strong size effects at the sub-micron scale. In experimental studies, the size effect can be explained by strain gradients. Atomistic simulations suggest that the yield… (More)

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@inproceedings{Greer2005SizeDO, title={Size dependence of mechanical properties of gold at the micron scale in the absence of strain gradients}, author={Julia R. Greer and Warren Carl Oliver and William D. Nix}, year={2005} }